All students benefit from Marywood's commitment to provide all students with state-of-the-art technology. This commitment includes access to the Internet, as well as access to dozens of academic software packages in twenty-eight computer labs and drop-in centers around campus. Further, students who own computers may have them linked to the campus network in their dormitory rooms. Computer lab software includes, but is not limited to, Microsoft Office, web page development tools, web browsers, specialized art, business, education, music and science software and statistical packages.
The Learning Commons situated at the heart of the campus, maintains a collection that includes a wide array of books, print periodicals and non-print items. An electronic public access catalog provides holdings and availability information for the collection. It is accessible via the Internet. In addition, numerous electronic databases are also available through the Library’s website.
Academic Computing provides audiovisual, graphic, photographic, television, multi-image and technology equipment services to the campus. More than hundreds of pieces of equipment are provided for campus-wide media support services.
Two state-of-the-art multimedia theaters offer large screen viewing of videos, films, slides, computer input, and satellite programming. The 180-seat Lynett Multimedia Room is located in the Media Center and the 100-seat Comerford Auditorium is located in the Center for Natural and Health Sciences. In addition, a state-of-the-art interactive videoconferencing facility is located in the Media Center. Video and audio connections to state, national and international resources are available.
Students at Marywood, whether they major in Athletic Training and Exercise Science or participate in sports for personal challenge, have access to a wide array of athletic facilities. You'll find a gym, aerobics room, racquetball courts, a weight room, pool, tennis courts and new, expanded playing fields.
In addition to the facilities for sports participation, you'll find a well-equipped Athletic Training room which allows students in the Athletic Training Program to gain experience in the use of whirlpool, ultrasound, electric stimulation, and orthotron.
Communication Sciences & Disorders
The Communications Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Department is located in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies which houses two computer labs and technology-ready classrooms. CSD students have access to a Speech Science/Assistive Technology Lab; a Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic that offers therapeutic and diagnostic speech, language, and hearing services for children and adults within the community; and a clinical preparation room. The graduate students have space for private storage within the clinic area for personal and clinic belongings.
The Nutrition program is located in the Keith J. O'Neill Center for Healthy Families which houses:
- food science laboratory
- healthy demo classroom
- food sensory laboratory
- computer lab
- research center
The Nursing Department is located in the Center for Natural and Health Sciences. You'll find specialized computerized programs, including CAI (computer-assisted instruction) and NCLEX preparation software, and interactive video capability. General word processing and statistical software is available in the lab as well. In the nearby Learning Commons, you'll find 600 non-print items directly related to nursing and medical science, 134 journal subscriptions related to nursing and medical science and the research collection including The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, International Nursing Index, and Index Medicus.
Physician Assistant Program
Most of the course work for the Physician Assistant Program is conducted in the Keith J. O'Neill Center for Healthy Families. In addition to laboratories, equipment, computer labs and numerous services and resources campus-wide, Marywood's Learning Commons is also a major resource for PA students, providing periodicals, journals and texts as well as on-line services as recommended by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Psychology & Counseling
The Psychology and Counseling Department is located in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies which houses two computer labs and technology-ready classrooms. In addition, the department has the following facilities:
- Cognitive and Perceptual Sciences Laboratory
- Mindfulness Applied Cognitive Laboratory
- Neuropsychology Laboratory
- Psychological Assessment Laboratory
- Shared Research Laboratory
- Stress and Coping Laboratory
- Personal and Academic Success Services (PASS)
- Psychological Services Center (PSC)
- Psychology Library
The School of Social Work offers its MSW program in four locations. Marywood's main campus is in Scranton, PA. Additional sites are at DeSales University in the Lehigh Valley, Bloomsburg University and East Stroudsburg University. It offers field placements with agencies throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, or in a student's home community. International opportunities are also available.